Summary Criteria of Subclass 491

Summary Criteria of Subclass 491

This is a provisional visa. It is for skilled workers who want to live and work in regional Australia

  • This is a regional visa and you can live anywhere except in major cities which are Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
  • can access Medicare
  • It is a 5 years visa and you will get PR after 3 years of working and living in regional designated areas
  • You need three years taxable income of $53,900
  • State nomination or family sponsorship required.
  • The family sponsored pathway only access MLTSSL occupations
  • state sponsorship is on STSOL or MLTSSL
  • You cannot move out of regional area before 5 years or before you get permanent residency visa
  • You should be invited to apply
  • Should be under 45 at the time of the invitation
  • Positive Skill Assessment required
  • You only need 50 points to apply as State and family sponsored give you 15 points
  • Strict conditions of reporting and giving evidence of where you live is attached to this visa.
  • Point test are changed and will be announced in another post




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